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Kentucky legislature gavels in to begin 2019 session

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Posted at 1:07 PM, Jan 08, 2019

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky legislature has gaveled in to begin a 2019 session that is expected to be dominated by pension changes and the race for governor.

Lawmakers in the House and Senate came to order at noon EST. They are scheduled to meet for a week before coming back in February to consider legislation.

The drama on Tuesday will be in the House, where the Republican majority will begin a recount of a seat that Democrat Jim Glenn won by a one-vote margin. GOP House leaders have not said if they will allow Glenn to take his seat while the challenge from Republican DJ Johnson is heard.